Minoru Kitahara

Rank Associate Professor
Degree Ph. D. in Economics, University of Tokyo
Personal website N/A
Phone +81 6 6605 2276
E-mail kitahara at econ.osaka-cu.ac.jp (please replace “at” with “@”)


  • 2001 B.A. : University of Tokyo (Economics)
  • 2003 M.A. : University of Tokyo (Economics)
  • 2009 Ph.D. : University of Tokyo (Economics)


  • 2006-2007 : Post-doctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2007-2008 : Post-doctoral Fellow, Population Research Institute, Nihon University
  • 2008-2011 : Post-doctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2011- : Associate Professor, Osaka City University

Class Taught

Macroeconomic Analysis

About Me

My approach is microeconomic.

Message to Students

Your time at college provides you with a good chance (with less opportunity costs and more future returns) to experience what will happen if you think about something very carefully.

Research Field

Applied microeconomics

Research Keywords

Microeconomic analysis

Affiliated Academic Organizations


Selected Publications:

  1. Kitahara, Minoru and Ryo Ogawa (2010) “Efficiency versus Economy of Time in Multi-Unit Descending Auction: The Role of “Mari” at Flower Markets in Japan,” ISER Discussion Paper No. 774, Osaka University.
  2. Aoki, Shuhei and Minoru Kitahara (2010) “Measuring a Dynamic Price Index using Consumption Data,” Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 42, 959-964.